Monday, May 30, 2016
When traveling to Scotland, it is a must to include Edinburgh on the itinerary. However, we wanted to explore more of Scotland, especially the beautiful Highlands, rather than spending our entire vacation in the city. Luckily, even though there are many things to do in Edinburgh, Scotland’s Old Town is compact so travelers can easily see much of Edinburgh in three days or less.
Monday, May 23, 2016
While Travel the World isn’t a food blog per se, food is a very important part of our travels, so we write about it – a lot. Sometimes food is even the reason we travel. For instance, we have a restaurant in San Diego called Pomegranate that serves Russian and Georgian cuisine. I was so taken by the Georgian dishes I tried, those alone made me decide that I had to go visit the country that makes such delicious food. So travel to Georgia we did. Georgian cuisine is different from any other I’ve experienced. There are so many traditional Georgian foods and dishes unique to Georgia, and you have to order them all while traveling through Georgia because odds are you aren’t going to be able to get them at home.
Monday, May 16, 2016
We’ve heard of people having long layovers and taking advantage of that time to see a new city, but we’d never had that opportunity for ourselves. Our longest layover previously had probably been five hours at the most, and I am much too nervous of a traveler to try to leave the airport and see something with that amount of time. However, when booking our airfare to Georgia, we had the unique opportunity to either take a three-segment flight or take a two-segment flight, with the same departure and arrival times and with a seven-plus-hour layover in Munich. While such a long layover sounds like a potential nightmare, we were incredibly excited as we knew this would allow us enough time to actually leave the airport and experience some of the things to see in Munich in a day, a city we had never visited before, and not have to worry about missing our flight.
Monday, May 9, 2016
What is Buellton known for? A lot of people know Buellton as the home of Pea Soup Andersen’s, a favorite California road trip stop for families with kids. In fact, Pea Soup Andersen’s is pretty much responsible for putting Buellton on the map. Wine fans know Buellton for being part of the Santa Ynez Valley Central Coast wine region made famous in the movie Sideways (a movie I will never forgive for being so detrimental to Merlot). In our never ending quest for unique California weekend getaway destinations, we decided to give Buellton a visit for Romeo’s birthday weekend. What we found was the quintessential small town with super friendly people, gorgeous natural surroundings, good restaurants, wineries, and distilleries, and fun things to do and see. Buellton is also incredibly dog-friendly, which meant Rome could spend his birthday weekend on vacation and with our furry children. Top that off with glamping (glamorous camping) in a luxurious safari tent and you’ve got a California weekend getaway that’s pretty hard to beat.
Monday, May 2, 2016
As residents of San Diego, when we hear someone say they “ate at the best Mexican restaurant” in some state in the middle of the country, or even in the middle of California, we nod and smile, but we sometimes have our doubts about how good that Mexican food could have really been. With our close proximity to the Mexican border, we know what good Mexican food tastes like. We’ve also learned from our travels that while indeed there are some really good Mexican restaurants around the country, Mexican food is one of those ethnic foods that somehow loses its traditional and authentic flavors the farther away it is made from its homeland, and therefore there are a lot of bad Mexican restaurants. On a recent weekend trip to Yuma, a city also close to the Mexican-American border, we decided to take on the challenge of finding the best Mexican restaurants in Yuma. We ate at four and, while all were good, three of them made our list. These three Yuma Mexican restaurants are completely different from each other and special in their own ways.
Monday, April 25, 2016
With so much light pollution in the sky, there aren’t many opportunities for astrophotography when traveling, especially when visiting cities. When we decided to head out to Bishop in Eastern California this winter, we were excited by the idea of trying out some night photography since, as the city of Bishop is only one square mile, it is pretty easy to get away from the lights without having to travel very far. During our explorations, we found some great places for astrophotography in Bishop.
Monday, April 18, 2016
We love a good Michelin-starred restaurant. We’re starting to tick Michelin-starred restaurants off our list like some do countries, UNESCO sites, and national parks. I promise we’re not complete food snobs who only eat at expensive restaurants, and we enjoyed our fair share of sausages and langos from the European Christmas Markets before eating lunch at Nuremberg’s two Michelin star restaurant Essigbrätlein. But after dining at Michelin-starred restaurants in Copenhagen, Denmark and Gothenburg in Sweden, we’ve really developed a taste for being culinarily spoiled by the world’s top chefs, and we were excited to have the opportunity to dine at Essigbrätlein, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Germany and the only restaurant with two Michelin stars in Nuremberg.